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Asda has announced its latest Valentine’s Day offer – a 2 for £10 deal on Extra Special Steaks, allowing customers and their loved ones to share an indulgent culinary experience at home this year.

Perfect for meat lovers who like to curate their own sides and extras, the deal allows customers to mix and match on a selection of Asda’s three popular steaks; Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak, Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak and the Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Rump Steak.

Saving up to 16% with the special offer*, shoppers can choose their preferred cut, cook it to a desired taste and share this romantic dine-in experience with a loved one.

With carefully chosen wine pairings from Asda’s Wine Expert, Clive Donaldson shares his top wine recommendations for elevating the steaks and gives commentary on how each testing note can enhance this sensual experience on Valentine’s Day.

High (quality) steaks, low prices

Aiming to provide high quality meat for their customers, Asda’s Extra Special steaks come from grass fed, hand-butchered Aberdeen Angus – sourced by Asda’s 50-year strong supplier. Widely considered as the most prized breeds of cattle that leave a high degree of even marbling across the meat, Asda customers can expect to indulge in a juicy, tender and a uniquely textured steak, with a deeply intense ‘beefy’ flavour at an incredible Asda price point.

Share the love – 2 for £10 deal

The Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak (£5.50 – 227g) is a succulent 30-day matured steak. Each cut is procured from registered pedigree, Aberdeen Angus Bulls and dry aged for 30 days on the bone – which provides a perfect balance and flavour. Online reviews confirm that customers love this offering, with one customer saying it’s “very lean, tender and delicious.”

Clive recommends that the Sirloin is best paired with Extra Special Château Leboscq Médoc, currently in the buy 3 save 25% deal and on offer for £11.50, commenting “the smoky flavours of toast and leather bring a perfect texture to this wine, balanced out by the sweet notes of plum and black cherry, both of which perfectly accompany a beef sirloin steak.”

The 30-day matured Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak (£5.80 – 227g) is a gold medal winner of the prestigious 2023 World Steak Challenge*, receiving a stamp of quality recognition in a competition that supports world-class steak production on a global platform. Also winning the ‘Highly Commended’ title in Quality Food in 2021, customer reviews online verify its quality, with one review saying, “this steak is the best I’ve ever had”.

Our wine expert recommends typically a full-bodied structured wine to match this full-flavoured cut of meat, specifically the Extra Special Zinfandel, currently in the buy 3 save 25% deal and on offer for £7.50. Clive comments that the “fresh blackberries and notes of toast and oak pair beautifully with the meaty taste of Asda’s Ribeye Steak.”

The Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Rump Steak (£5.20 – 255g) is a supremely succulent steak also procured from Aberdeen Angus bulls, providing Asda customers the best quality of meat. Once cooked, at-home chefs are advised to allow the steak to rest for a few minutes – ensuring it reabsorbs all of its rich juices. Customers say this cut has “excellent taste and texture” and is “an overall great piece of meat – well worth the money”.

A perfect pairing to this delightful cut is the Extra Special Carmenere (£8), currently in the buy 3 save 25% deal. Clive says, “the softer tannins of this wine have been known to complement leaner meat cuts like a rump steak, with its rich palate of spice and black fruits.”

Award-winning offerings at Asda

Outside of the deal, Asda’s Extra Special Ribeye Steak (£8 – 320g) has been voted as the ‘Best Value Steak’ by The Good Housekeeping Institute – placing third and beating the likes of Waitrose, Tesco and Aldi in the ‘Best Steak to Enjoy This Valentine’s Day’ taste test. This rich and succulent Aberdeen Angus cut is also M&S taste match approved and has an even thicker cut offering – enhancing the ultimate steak dining experience.

The 2 for £10 deal (+ £1 in cashpot) will run from the 8th of February until 18th of February and includes Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak (£5.50 – 227g)Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak (£5.80 – 227g) and Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Rump Steak (£5.20 – 255g).

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